African Night Fever: Namvula
Saturday 4th July 2015 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £10
“Exuberant, poetic and uplifting” ~ Sunday Times
“Her songs sparkle” ~ Financial Times
Fusing the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland and her Scottish roots with London’s eclectic music scene, Namvula blends African sounds and rhythms with Latin, jazz, and folk into uplifting and emotive songs. Crossing boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, Namvula’s music transports listeners into different worlds, whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil.
Namvula has collaborated and shared the stage with artists including legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, multi-award winning Zambian singer Maureen Lilanda, and sitarist Anoushka Shankar. She is also working with some of the UK’s most respected African, jazz and folk musicians, including Mercury-nominated Led Bib bassist and producer Liran Donin and saxophonist Chris Williams.
Her evocative and dynamic live show is simply unmissable; the performances bring the energy and rhythms of African music, the lyricism of folk, and the charisma of a world-class band to intimate venues and festival stages alike.
Afro-Caribbean food will be available.
Limited seating. £10 in advance. £12 on the door.